LHC Group CEO: Why Home Health Needs a ‘Non-Acute’ Identity

When it comes to preventing hospital readmissions and controlling costs after joint replacements and similar procedures, home health agencies and other post-acute providers play a crucial role. But agencies may gain an advantage if they also are involved before a patient even enters the hospital for treatment. “We don’t like to use the word post-acute […]

Inspira and Bayada Develop Joint Venture, Spark Worker Grievance

A major health network in New Jersey is developing a joint venture with a home care provider to expand its services to more patients, potentially displacing some home care nurses. Inspira Health Network announced its new partnership with Bayada Home Health Care, a privately-held home care company that operates in 21 states. Inspira Health Network […]

Kaiser Permanente Ventures Backs Hometeam with $5 Million

An innovative home care startup that has captured headlines with its successful funding rounds has snagged another big investment. In-home care provider Hometeam has secured a $5 million investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the venture capital arm of California-based health care giant Kaiser Permanente. Hometeam raised $38.5 million prior to Kaiser Venture’s latest stake, with […]

How One Private Duty Agency is Reducing Hospital Readmissions

When the numbers came in last summer, they did not look good for New Jersey: 97% of the Garden State’s hospitals would see their Medicare payments reduced because of how many patients had been readmitted. That was the highest percentage of any state in the country. Given that stat, it’s no wonder that a private […]

New Home Health Leaders Rise in ‘Rocket Science’ Era

As data continues to be the name of the game in the home health industry, one of the largest home health and hospice providers is evolving its executive plan to meet this challenge. Midwest-based Great Lakes Caring, which operates 24 locations with over 2,600 employees in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, announced the promotion of three […]

Best And Worst States for Affordable In-Home Care

For seniors choosing a location to spend their retirement years, a state’s annual cost of in-home services can make it more attractive—or the opposite. For this reason, personal finance website WalletHub took states’ annual cost of in-home services into consideration when compiling its list of 2016’s Best & Worst States to Retire. WalletHub’s analysts compared […]

Hawaii Moves Toward Universal Home Health Coverage

As the nation readies itself for an influx of aging baby boomers, guaranteed funding for a basic level of senior care may become a reality in at least one state this year. Hawaii State Senator Roslyn Baker intends to introduce a long-term care bill, which could become a national model for states searching for ways to […]

How One Agency Uses Data to Drive Success

As health care services transition to the digital age, one of the most essential elements of a successful home health agency is its ability to track, capture and share data that shows improving patient health outcomes. Data can prove savings and make a home health agency a valuable partner in the health system, says Marvin […]

Competition Heats Up in Home Health M&A Market

Merger and acquisition activity within the home health sector surged in 2015, and industry professionals predict a robust year ahead, as well. Property valuations may be preventing some major players from completing desired deals, though, and word is that pricing has yet to reach a peak. Months after one of the nation’s largest home health and […]

Hometeam Scores $27.5 Million from Investors

After a year in which home care startups secured eye-popping sums from investors, 2016 has started out with yet another extraordinary funding: New York-based Hometeam on Monday announced a $27.5 million Series B round. Venture-growth equity fund Oak HC/FT joined existing investors Lux Capital, IA Ventures and Recruit Strategic Partners in this round. The capital […]